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The Kingdom of Ordinary Time: Poems

The Kingdom of Ordinary Time: Poems

Marie Howe

ISBN: 978-0-393-33734-1

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384 pages

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"Thought-provoking, poignant, brutal, amusing, and always beautiful." -- Elizabeth Berg

Hurrying through errands, attending a dying mother, helping her own child down the playground slide, the speaker in these poems wonders: what is the difference between the self and the soul? The secular and the sacred? Where is the kingdom of heaven? And how does one live in Ordinary Time -- during those periods that are not apparently miraculous?